Programmable cerebrospinal fluid shunt

The programmable cerebrospinal shunt valve is a type of ventriculoperitoneal shunt that can be set to different pressure settings. It is of particular value in normal pressure hydrocephalus and in paediatrics patients.

The 2010 AJNR article by Lollis et al. 1 provides radiographic features of the settings of four common valves.

 

Share article

Article Information

rID: 31197
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Programmable VP shunt
  • Variable VP shunt valve
  • Programmable VP shunt valve
  • Variable VP shunt
  • Programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • Variable ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and Figures

  • Drag
    Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2: Medtronic Strata programmable VP shunt
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 3: Codman Hakim programmable VP shunt
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 4:Sophysa Polaris SPV programmable VP shunt
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.